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any of numerous small, round, often brightly colored and spotted beetles of the family Coccinellidae, feeding chiefly on aphids and other small insects but including several forms that feed on plants.
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|Noun||1.||ladybird beetle - small round bright-colored and spotted beetle that usually feeds on aphids and other insect pests|
beetle - insect having biting mouthparts and front wings modified to form horny covers overlying the membranous rear wings
bean beetle, Epilachna varivestis, Mexican bean beetle - introduced into the United States from Mexico; feeds on the foliage of the bean plant
Hippodamia convergens - a variety of ladybug
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